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Guilty plea in postmaster's stamp theft

Prosecutors say a former postmaster has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $60,000 in stamps from the post office where he worked.

Fifty-six-year-old Gilbert Ennis of Lanham entered the plea Tuesday. He will be sentenced Dec. 6 and has agreed to pay restitution from his federal retirement account.

According to his plea agreement, on Nov. 23, Ennis reported an armed gunman had entered the post office when he was working there alone, demanded he open the safe and ordered Ennis into a bathroom.

Ennis told authorities that a box in the safe that held more than $50,000 in stamps was stolen.

Investigators found the box in Ennis' car and that nearly $2,000 worth of stamps were missing from his drawer.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 1, 2010; 7:28 AM ET
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Posted by: Special_One40 | September 1, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

This is what happens when you take the stamp machines out of service!
The sentence should be one day of jail time for each stamp that was stolen !

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | September 1, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Awwwwwwwww come on now Gilbert!!!


Your teams coach likes to beat up women and other coaches. How much time should Cableguy get for breaking that guys jaw and beating up his wife and girlfriend? Perhaps a year for every pound he weighs?

Posted by: ged0386 | September 1, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Why do we have to pay for this fools retirement?

Posted by: 10bestfan | September 1, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

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